Speedway 660 fans, sponsors, drivers, crews and staff have this weekend off. It’s a long weekend in New Brunswick and everyone has a great opportunity to put the racing season on pause and spend time with family and friends.
This weekend gives us a breather before we hit the stretch run of the 2010 season. The next few weeks will see one big event after another take center-stage at Speedway 660. It all wraps up with SpeedWeekend on Labour Day weekend.
Our next race is on Saturday, August 7th. The Firecracker 150 goes that night and I know our Sportsman Drivers are excited because this is one of their most exciting events of the year. A week later on the 14th we are going green with another 150, this time the pro stocks go at it and the winner gets a guaranteed spot in the SpeedWeekend 250! I almost forgot that on Sunday the 15th we run our second Enduro of the season. So the weekend of the 14th and 15th will be busy.
On August 21st we will finally get to host Kids Day at Speedway 660. That crowd pleaser was rained out on week two of our season. On the 28th Fan Appreciation Day and our Day of Champions are scheduled. And then of course SpeedWeekend wraps up our racing season.
Saturday night in the Geary woods was a thriller to say the least. Twenty seven cars made their way to Speedway 660 to compete in the Parts for Trucks 100. Chris Hughes and local native Matt Harris started on the front row of the 24 car field. The race which was hampered by a lot of cautions during the first 50 laps improved in style with a thrilling finish involving four front runners. Lonnie Sommerville, Shawn Tucker, Craig Slaunwhite and Shawn Turple were the players and the 1/3 mile oval was the field of play. Sommerville had been sent to the rear of the field three times during the event while Tucker had been issued the same faith once himself. Both drivers made their way to the front of the field with just 8 laps to go. At lap 92 Turple had led over half of the race (67 laps) but on the restart on lap 92, Slaunwhite would take the lead. The #99 of Slaunwhite seemed to be primed to take home the victory: Enter Lonnie Sommerville and Shawn Tucker. After a caution with just 2 laps to go, Sommerville and Tucker sat 3rd and 4th behind Slaunwhite and Turple. Sommerville dove to the inside off the restart and nestled himself right on the bumper of the #99 while Tucker was waiting patiently or not so patiently in the wings. With 1 lap to go Slaunwhite and Sommerville were battling hard with Sommerville getting the 99 loose with just 2 turns to go. Slaunwhite who was desperately trying to fight back left the door open for Tucker to slide into 2nd. On the last turn Sommerville cleared the two and took the checker in one of the most thrilling finishes in recent tour events. Finishing 2nd was a thrilled Shawn Tucker and a disappointed #99 Craig Slaunwhite finished a very respectable 3rd. The top Speedway 660 car was #88 of Kevin Moore finishing in 8th place. Other notables were Matt Harris in 11th, Jordan Gahan in 16th and Brian Gillespie in 23rd spot.
Fredericton, NB – This Saturday night under the lights at Speedway 660 the Carquest Maritime Pro Stock Tour is heading to the Geary Woods for the Parts for Trucks 100. Once again there is another exciting night of racing coming up.
Upwards of 30 cars are expected to make the trip to Speedway 660 this weekend including some of our own weekly Coastal Blending & Packaging Pro Stock regular drivers. Fans are going to see some exciting competitive racing when the tour hits the track. Everyone is sure to be on the edge of their seats!
Race fans are anxious to get back to the track and this weekend we will all get to see some big time racing. That’s because the Parts for Trucks 100 is coming to Speedway 660. The Carquest Pro Stock Tour is always a highlight of the season and this weekend we will see why.
It’s been awhile since we’ve raced at Speedway 660. I know we had the Enduro last weekend, but we were rained out the week before. So it’s been three weeks since we have seen our street stocks, sportsman and pro stocks.
July 17, 2010-Saturday night was the start of the season for the 2010 Enduro Drivers with the first Enduro 200 of the year. Seventeen cars took to the track with something to prove. The night turned out to be one of the most exciting Enduro’s in recent years with a variety of big wrecks and crashes. In the end it was the #2 car of Jeff and Chuck Mercer taking home the checkered flag in front of the #86 of Andrew Betts and the #18 of Nathan Gallant. Rounding out the top 5 was the reigning Enduro champion Pat Sharpe and the #44 of Brody Seveck in 5th spot. In addition to this Rheal Kenny took home the hard luck driver award for the night.
There’s something special happening this weekend that is guaranteed to shake things up at Speedway 660. Our first Enduro of 2010 goes Saturday night at seven. It’s always exciting and always draws a great crowd to see the unique action only the Enduro’s can deliver.
There is no limit to the number of Enduro participants and as the old saying goes: “The more the merrier”. The call has gone out once again for the smaller Enduro’s and we are anxious to see how many “four-bangers” show up. We also have our first ever Run-em-Dry event. People can bring any rig they want, drain the crank case and radiator and see who can run the longest. There is absolutely no contact allowed among the vehicles, but if you like to hear engines clang, rattle, break, seize and go up in smoke, you will want to check this out.
Fredericton NB – With another day of wet and rainy weather in store for today officials at Speedway 660 have once again postponed the MAX 1 Advanced Synthetic Pro Stock 150. Officials will be assessing options for a reschedule date in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.